Congratulations! You’ve decided to make the most important decision of your life — committing to the person you want to marry and spend the rest of your life with. Becoming engaged is a blissful and exciting time that will bring you and your partner closer together, as well as closer to your family and friends as you celebrate this special milestone.
Finding the perfect engagement ring to symbolize your union is an important task. Before you start shopping for the perfect ring, consider a few things:
Having some idea ahead of time about what type of ring you want to use to pop the question with is helpful and will allow you to narrow down the limitless options before you step into a store or begin browsing online. Consider asking a family member or close friend for tips on where to start looking to maintain the surprise of your proposal plans.
Engagement rings come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and styles — so think of how to describe your partner’s style and personality in a way that can help translate into the perfect ring. Here are a few distinct styles to keep in mind.
Classic engagement rings have simple, clean designs and are all about the center diamond. If your future fiancée enjoys tradition and timeless style, consider a clean-cut design with a diamond shape such as:
Rings with simple, streamlined designs are perfect for the lady whose style is as beautiful and classic as she is.
Modern engagement rings with unique shapes, settings and even colors make it easier than ever to find the perfect piece for your sweetheart. If your partner is a contemporary queen, use buzzwords like these to narrow down your search for a modern ring:
Choosing a trendier design such as a rose gold ring or a round diamond setting will tell your partner how well you know her and appreciate her sense of style when you pop the question.
If your girl has a taste for the trends and styles of yesterday, a vintage engagement ring might be the perfect way to her heart. A vintage engagement ring might have characteristics like:
Vintage engagement rings are a wonderful option because your future spouse can feel confident that her ring is a perfect reflection of her uniqueness and the one-of-a-kind relationship that you share.
The most important thing when shopping for the perfect engagement ring is to remember to keep your partner and her personal style in mind.
Don’t get caught up in all of the ring lingoes — bezel settings, radiant cuts and split shanks aside — it’s important that she loves the ring you choose and will want to wear and cherish it for a lifetime.
About the author:
Lynn Lewis is a freelance writer and personal stylist based in Los Angeles, CA. She has clients throughout LA, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood, including David’s Gold. She loves writing about fashion and accessories. In her free time, she spends her days roaming boutiques to find the newest trends.